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The premier conference for those in Healthcare Technology Management is expanded this year to a three-day event including a golf tournament, networking events, keynotes speaker, educational sessions, and an outreach event to introduce high schoolers to the Biomed field.

Location

The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza San Diego. A room block for the conference has been reserved at $122/night.

Hotel Reservations


Keynote Speaker

Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP Acting Director, Department of Engineering

Herman McKenzie is currently the Acting Director, Department of Engineering in the Standards Interpretation Group at The Joint Commission. In this role, he manages all activities associated with the daily operations of the Engineering department, provides standards interpretation and education to The Joint Commission’s Surveyors and accredited organizations, reviews equivalency requests and survey reports, conducts surveys and Intracycle Monitoring conference calls, and serves as faculty for educational programs and a speaker for national, regional, state, and local audiences. Mr. McKenzie has more than 25 years of health care experience having held managerial and director level roles in clinical engineering, plant operations and facilities services throughout the Chicagoland area. He was part of the team that opened the first new hospital in Illinois in over 25 years. Mr. McKenzie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from Governors State University. He also is a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP).


Conference Highlights

  • 24 educational sessions with CEUs offered
  • Outreach event targeting junior high and high school students to learn more about the biomed field
  •  2 days exhibit hall with 75 vendors
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Golf Tournament at Riverwalk Golf Course
  • Networking event: Sunset Harbor Cruise on Saturday night

Conference Schedule

Come Thursday to play in the CMIA Golf Tournament and CMIA Connect Kick-Off hosted by MD Expo or start your two-day conference experience on Friday with educational sessions, exhibitors and an outreach event. The Keynote Dinner will be Friday January 24 and CMIA Networking Event will wrap up the conference on Saturday evening.

Friday (January 24)

7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast & Registration
8:30am – 10:00am
Sessions & Speakers Room
AEM Best Practices
Nader Hammoud
Pacific
Healthcare Interoperability – Putting the Patients in Charge!
Michael Marchant
Tropic
Data Integrity and the Impact of Machine Learning for Actionable Insights
Michael Garel & Alan Gresch
 Surf
From Signal to Image – Video signals to Visualization
Jonah Post
Lahaina
Meeting medical device cybersecurity risk management demands today!
Anita Finnegan
Peacock 1
Managing Conflict in the Workplace
Corrie Schumacher
Bay
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:45am
Sessions & Speakers Room
Alarm Management and Artificial Intelligence – What’s on the Horizon
Bob Steurer
Lahaina
Engineering Patient Safety in Medical Device Design, Function and Use
Najib Azhar
Peacock 1
The New Risk Spectrum- Security and Compliance Threats to Patient Safety
Clyde Hewitt
 Tropic
New Trends in Interoperability
Kim Stovall
Bay
RPT: CMS vs TJC
Nader Hammoud
Pacific
Ultrasound Applications Essentials and Image Artifacts
Matt Tomory
Surf
11:45am – 12:00pm Break
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:45pm Break
1:45pm – 3:15pm
Sessions & Speakers Room
Engaging Your Audience
Chyrill Sandrini
Peacock 1
Battery Management in Healthcare
Eben Kermit
Tropic
The Value of Wireless Sensing and Location Services for the Healthcare Market
Kapil Asher & Lorn Clancey
 Surf
Using an Ultrasound Phantom to verify Image Quality
Jim Rickner
Pacific
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm Exhibit Hall
5:00pm – 6:30pm Exhibit Hall
6:30pm – 8:30pm Keynote & Awards Dinner

Saturday (January 25)

7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast & Registration
8:30am – 10:00am Exhibit Hall
10:15am – 11:45am Exhibit Hall
11:45am – 12:00pm Break
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:45pm Break
1:45pm – 3:15pm
Sessions & Speakers Room
An Introduction to Defibrillator Testing
Michael Walton
Tropic
Basics of Networking in a Hospital Environment
Arthur Kamesch
Lahaina
Getting out of Your Office to Make a Difference
Perry Kirwan
Surf
How to Prepare for a Successful Joint Commission Survey – lessons from the field
Avery Newsome, Bhaskar Iduri (MS, CCE, CHTM), Jason Howard
Bay
Setting up and running your own ISO
Gus Sakis & Mark Woodruff
Pacific
Transducer Care and Maintenance
Kyle Grozelle
Maui
Transport Monitoring – Maintaining Critical Care on the Move
Tim Larsen
Kauai
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Sessions & Speakers Room
Basics on Steam Sterilizers
Ken Bryson
Lahaina
Cybersecurity Challenges for Networked Medical Devices
Brandon White, Christopher Hsieh, Jim Matsumto, Jojo Gonzales, Priya Upendra
Bay
Developing a QA Program for Ultrasound
Joseph McCarthy
Surf
Electrical Safety Testing in Healthcare
David Heiselt
Pacific
Manage & Secure Your Medical and IoT Devices
Bryan McGowan
Kauai
Passion, Profit, Happiness
Nick Leighton
Maui
RPT in the PCV
Jonathan Lee
Tropic
5:00pm – 6:15pm Hors D’Oeuvres & Networking
6:30pm – 9:00pm Sunset Harbor Cruise (All-inclusive drinks & food)

More details about the schedule, sessions, and speakers will be available in the Conference App, which can be accessed after registration.


Questions

If you would like to volunteer, have any questions or comments, please contact Jenn Nichols at jnichols@cmia.org.

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